Articles tagged anna paquin

14 Jun 2009 // 5:40 AM

True Blood

True Blood's second season showcases the similarities between fundamentalisms -- whether Christian or pagan.

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The Best Television Performers of 2008

More than anything, though, I wish all those political pundits would take some time off, to rest and let their vocal cords recuperate. That truly would make for a happy new year.

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As Charged - Top 10 TV Guilty Pleasures of 2008

If television is indeed a vast cultural and artistic wasteland, then the 10 examples of culpable amusement selected by our staff must represent something significant -- or perhaps we're just way too addicted to the old boob tube.

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Back to Basics - The 30 Best TV Shows of 2008

The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.

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7 Sep 2008 // 12:00 AM

True Blood

The goofy vampire romance in True Blood is granted another perspective by Tara (Rutina Wesley), who at least seems aware of life outside of Bon Temps, Louisiana.

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25 May 2007 // 4:00 AM

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Premiering this Sunday on HBO, Bury My Heart illustrates the tensions, presumptions, and inequities represented by the Dawes Act.

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X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

It's a superhero movie, so all these choices involve massive destruction -- buildings disintegrating, fireballs flying, bodies detonating.

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The Squid and the Whale (2005)

As Noah Baumbach's film tracks Walt's slow evolution during the months surrounding his parents' divorce, it keeps something of a distance, wry and observant.

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Darkness: Unrated Version (2004)

Ooky ambiguity is one thing. Incoherence is another.

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1 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

X2: X-Men United (2003)

At once all powerful and utterly powerless, this involuntary terrorist is the first mutant you meet in X2.

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14 Aug 2003 // 1:00 AM

Buffalo Soldiers (2001)

The soldiers rebel in trivial but telling ways, more often than not imitating the very systems they think they're bucking.

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1 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

X2: X-Men United (2003)

At once all powerful and utterly powerless, this involuntary terrorist is the first mutant you meet in X2.

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19 Dec 2002 // 1:00 AM

The 25th Hour (2002)

The 25th Hour opens with huge, hard-hitting shots of the March 2002 tribute to the Twin Towers, the towers of light.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

X-Men (2000)

Beware the genesis of a new movie franchise, namely, X-Men, adapted from the best-selling comic book series of all time. Comics aficionados have been awaiting

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Finding Forrester (2000)

Just when did Gus Van Sant get religion? The once adventurous and near-miracle-working director (he convinced William S. Burroughs to appear in Drugstore Cowboy and

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Almost Famous (2000)

And yet, for a rock 'n' roll film set in the '70s, Almost Famous has surprisingly little sex and drugs on screen (though both are much discussed). Even when two or three of the 'band-aids' decide to deflower William, mainly to alleviate their boredom, it comes off more like a slumber party game than an act of real sexuality.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Almost Famous (2000)

Maybe in the deceptive world of fame (or almost-fame), this is the best version of intimacy available, although it's easier to attribute it to the characters' superficiality, and maybe a certain starry-eyed idealism on Cameron Crowe's part.

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Fave Five: Alpine

// Sound Affects

"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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